This is a well written book and accessible to all. if this was the author's intention he has achieved it. It seems to be well researched and however it comes from a very American point of view. There are many leading research centers throughout the world investigating cancer treatments but few very are mentioned outside of the USA, and those that are describe historical benchmarks or discoveries. Universities and hospitals such as the Royal Marsden in London are world leaders making important and pioneering breakthroughs. Acknowledgments of work outside the USA would have given it a more balanced feel.